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Welcome to my blog!  I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Austin, Texas, and created this blog so you can get a better feel for who I am and what I’m up to.  Here, you will find posts featuring my most recent work and also snippets from my personal life.  Enjoy!

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Fun Newborn and Family Session

January 6th, 2015

My friend, Elizabeth, recently had her second baby and I feel so privileged to have been able to photograph her growing family. Especially since she just took wonderful photos of our growing family!


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My friend, Elizabeth, recently had her second baby and I feel so privileged to have been able to photograph her growing family. Especially since she just took wonderful photos of our growing family!

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Durango Airstream Travels

August 6th, 2013

We stopped in Durango, CO for a couple of days in between Albuquerque and our stay in Norwood, CO. It was a wonderful couple of days visiting with old friends and checking out some new sights: Here are a few photos of our set-up at Lightner Creek RV Park and Campgrounds. If you’re ever in […]


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We stopped in Durango, CO for a couple of days in between Albuquerque and our stay in Norwood, CO. It was a wonderful couple of days visiting with old friends and checking out some new sights:

Here are a few photos of our set-up at Lightner Creek RV Park and Campgrounds. If you’re ever in the Durango area looking for a campground or RV spot, this place is a must.

Hadley loves water, and really loved trying to drink from our water tap at the camping spot.

We were there for the 4th of July, and we had a great time with friends who live there at a street party downtown, and then watching the fireworks!

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New Mexico Airstream Travels

July 29th, 2013

Our next big stop was Albuquerque, NM to visit Jason’s mom, Alice, and our close family friend, Justin. We had THE BEST time the week that we were there. We got to spend lots and lots of great time with Alice and Justin, who took us around to visit wonderful wineries and restaurants (the food […]

 

Our next big stop was Albuquerque, NM to visit Jason’s mom, Alice, and our close family friend, Justin. We had THE BEST time the week that we were there. We got to spend lots and lots of great time with Alice and Justin, who took us around to visit wonderful wineries and restaurants (the food in Albuquerque is WAY too good!), and we even got to go up to Santa Fe for a day. Here are a few of my favorite photos from Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

 

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Marfa, Texas Airstream Travels

July 19th, 2013

After renting our house out for 3 months, Jason and Hadley and I, along with our dog and one cat, set out on a multi-month adventure in our Airstream travel trailer.  Our first stop was Marfa, Texas. Both Jason and I had been wanting to visit Marfa for quite some time, so it seemed like […]


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After renting our house out for 3 months, Jason and Hadley and I, along with our dog and one cat, set out on a multi-month adventure in our Airstream travel trailer.  Our first stop was Marfa, Texas. Both Jason and I had been wanting to visit Marfa for quite some time, so it seemed like the perfect place to kick off our trip up through the Southwest.

When Jason was in college at Regis University, one of the first places he traveled with his baseball team was to play at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. His memories of Sul Ross and Alpine were of a place in the middle of nowhere in the desert in Texas, but it turns out Alpine was a pretty cool place to pass through on our way to Marfa. If we had had more time to stay, we would have really enjoyed checking out a few of the shops and restaurants that were there. As our schedule provided, we ended up stopping by the baseball field to take a picture for Jason’s old Regis Baseball buddies (check out his Instagram account – he is denversouthpaw). On our way out of town we stopped by a very cool mural that was an awful lot like the one near our house in Austin, and we couldn’t resist taking a few pictures with it (if you look closely, you can see Hadley posing all by herself in the third one, at the bottom).

After that, we got on the road and finally made it to Marfa! We stayed at the Tumble In RV Park, which was pretty empty but also a pretty cool place. One thing we learned quick was to watch out for the goat heads/mega-stickers! They are so bad there that the self-check in form at the park has a warning to “Be careful of stickers!”  Our dog, Lady, needed help getting quite a few of them out of her paws, and all three tires in our BOB stroller were flattened from our first stroll into town.

 

During the aforementioned stroll into town, we started to get more of a feel for what an eclectic place Marfa is. We witnessed West Texas ranchers mingling in the same space as Parisian hipsters. Pretty neat. Also, for anyone reading this who doesn’t know, I freaking LOVE pizza. So when we passed this cool looking place called Pizza Foundation in the middle of town, I knew we had to eat there. When we walked in, they had nice air conditioning and a phenomenal selection of rose wines. As it turns out, they had pretty tasty pizza, too. Hadley loved it! She also loved when we took her to the outside seating area and let her play with a coffee can filled with ice water. It was HOT in Marfa that day!

On our way back to Tumble In after enjoying our pizza and taking a tour of the cool art exhibit that was in the same building as the restaurant, we walked by a bar that we just had to check out on the inside. We found it had a bunch of animal heads and funny signs on the walls :)

Once we got back to the rv park, we started getting to know our neighbors who also had an Airstream. We soon found out they also lived about a mile from us in Austin, and one of them works for the same company as Jason.  Small world!! We gathered by their Airstream with wine and snacks, and were treated to a gorgeous West Texas Sunset, and the largest moon of the year. Such a fun night!

The next day we packed up and began our journey to Carlsbad, NM. Jason and I were both pretty excited to introduce Hadley to the Carlsbad Caverns! We were just outside of Guadalupe Mountains National Park when we heard a strange *POP* sound and felt the trailer bounce around behind us. Jason was able to quickly and safely pull us to the side of the road, and when he got out of the car to check things out he saw we had experienced our very first tire blowout on the Airstream. Now, it was HOT outside and the blown tire was on the road side of the trailer in a stretch of road without much of a shoulder. Not exactly an ideal situation, but Jason was a total badass and got out there and went right to work on it. He was able to get all of the nuts off but one. The tools he had just didn’t fit right to be able to get that last one off. He had been out there for about an hour and a half when he decided to flag someone down to help. The man who stopped was a nice guy from Odessa who had been working the West Texas oil field for years, and who also happened to have the right-sized tool for the job in his truck (we picked one up at Walmart as soon as we could find one). Once he and Jason were able to get the blown tire off, we were ready to hit the road again within minutes. He was such a lifesaver, and wouldn’t even take a cold bottle of water as a Thank You. Also, while Jason had been working so hard to get us up and running again, Hadley was enjoying herself playing behind the wheel. She loved discovering all of the buttons and switches for the blinkers, radio, and especially the windshield wipers. Unbeknownst to me, she was running the wiper fluid dry on the back windshield.  Whoops!

Even with that tire delay, we were able to make it down into Carlsbad Caverns in the last elevator of the day. The cool damp air was so welcome, and we had a great time walking quickly around (we were trying to see as much as possible before they kicked us out for closing) and seeing Hadley’s reactions to the lit up formations. She also really enjoyed the sounds of her own screeches and squeals echoing throughout the cavern. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera in the car in my rush to get us tickets to tour the caves before closing, so if you’d like to see some you should check out Jason’s Instagram account. Again, he is denversouthpaw on Instragram, and has been doing a great job of posting often during our travels!

Coming up, I’ll post about our awesome time in Albuquerque!

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Molly & Matt – The Rest of the Story

July 25th, 2012

It was so difficult for me to choose which images from Molly and Matt’s wedding to share in this post, so I ended up including a few more than I usually do. I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them! The rest of the photos from the wedding can […]

 

It was so difficult for me to choose which images from Molly and Matt’s wedding to share in this post, so I ended up including a few more than I usually do. I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

The rest of the photos from the wedding can be seen HERE.

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Baby Makes Three | Austin Family Photographer

July 13th, 2012

I had the honor of photographing these 3 gorgeous folks recently, and am excited to share some of their photos!

 

I had the honor of photographing these 3 gorgeous folks recently, and am excited to share some of their photos!

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Molly & Matt Part II

June 29th, 2012

Here are a few of my favorites from Molly and Matt’s wedding before, during, and right after the ceremony.  Enjoy!


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Here are a few of my favorites from Molly and Matt’s wedding before, during, and right after the ceremony.  Enjoy!

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Sneak Peek | Molly & Matt

June 26th, 2012

I am so sorry for those of you who stopped by the blog yesterday expecting to see photos of Molly and Matt!  Due to some technical issues, I wasn’t able to post this yesterday, as promised.    With that being said, I am excited to share the first couple of photos from this lovely wedding!    Please […]


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I am so sorry for those of you who stopped by the blog yesterday expecting to see photos of Molly and Matt!  Due to some technical issues, I wasn’t able to post this yesterday, as promised.    With that being said, I am excited to share the first couple of photos from this lovely wedding!    Please stay tuned for more photos of Molly & Matt’s wedding in the coming days!

 

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Day in the Park | Austin Family Portrait Photographer

June 8th, 2012

It was such fun photographing this young man again, and this time his parents and the family dog joined us.  He is one of the happiest kids I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and it was wonderful to work with the whole family this time.

 

It was such fun photographing this young man again, and this time his parents and the family dog joined us.  He is one of the happiest kids I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and it was wonderful to work with the whole family this time.

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Wildflowers! | Austin Family Photographer

April 9th, 2012

It was an honor to photograph this beautiful family again, and to see how much the kids have grown since our last session.  Also, I just love how well coordinated their clothing is.  It all goes so well together, but is not all the same.  I love it.  When people ask me “what should we […]


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It was an honor to photograph this beautiful family again, and to see how much the kids have grown since our last session.  Also, I just love how well coordinated their clothing is.  It all goes so well together, but is not all the same.  I love it.  When people ask me “what should we wear?” in the future, I think I’ll be sending them to these photos for inspiration.